The Offspring brings real punk rock back to Paso Robles
It was such an amazing night, celebrating a sold-out show with punk legends The Offspring at Vina Robles Amphitheater (one of my favorite local venues). One thing that gets me stoked about going to concerts is knowing that, sometimes, I might not know who the opener is and I get to experience someone new. The opener was a band named Plague Vender, who gave off some strong Iggy Pop vibes. The lead singer was crazy up onstage, shocking and wowing the crowd, which (in my opinion) is what punk is all about. Plague Vendor is such an amazing band, helping keep real authentic punk alive.
It was time to start having fun and mosh around!
By the time The Offspring scrambled onstage, Vina Robles was completely full, with a bunch of rowdy punk-loving fans. When the band members walked onto the stage, all of the lights were out, but as soon as they began to play, BOOM, a bright light filled the amphitheater. As soon as the first chord was strummed, you could hear the audience go bonkers. Then, The Offspring started playing some of their older, more well-known songs, like “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)”, “The Kids Aren’t Alright”, “You’re Gonna Go Far Kid”, among others.The way the lights struck each performer up onstage was fantastic! When The Offspring and Plague Vendor pass through a city near you, be sure to catch them.
Photography by Gunnar Velten